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Providers say health website working well

Dec 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The two health insurance companies offering coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act in Wyoming say the Internet site people must use to ... [more]

Wyoming part of wildlife mapping project

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The database will connect 16 western states in a first-of-its-kind online system of colorful maps displaying wildlife habitat, wetlands and other valuable ... [more]

Grizzly experts say bears can be delisted

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A panel of wildlife officials says it's time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National ... [more]

Council takes door-to-door sales rules past first round

Dec 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on first reading an ordinance regulating door-to-door sales regulations with amendments to certain portions.
During the ... [more]

McFarland to retire from CWC

Dec 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She's been the college's president for 25 years

Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland has announced her retirement, effective June 30, ... [more]

EPA decision will not have larger impact, officials predict

Dec 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local state legislators are concerned a Dec. 10 Environmental Protection Agency ruling could hurt Wyoming's economy, but they were skeptical the change would ... [more]

Today

Dec 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DANIELS

A daughter was born to Jamie Wright and Danny Daniels Jr., of Riverton, at 5:03 p.m. Oct. 22, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Dec 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Flu advisory issued
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with ... [more]

State claims Hill not entitled to documents

Dec 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys for the state contend Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is not entitled to certain records and correspondence from the governor's ... [more]

Proposed UW budget has money for raises, upgrade to College of Engineering

Dec 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead's budget recommendation for the University of Wyoming recognizes the importance of giving faculty and staff pay raises, UW Board of ... [more]

Research: Grizzlies not so dependent on pine nuts

Dec 11, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem have a varied diet and are minimally affected by the decline in the number of whitebark pine trees, federal ... [more]

Prized football found in ditch near north Riverton intersection

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert and Nancy Antelope of Riverton weren't really looking for The Ranger's decorated football on Tuesday, but they found it anyway.
The Antelopes, ... [more]

'Medical event' likely cause of property-damage wreck

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  No one was injured, but a boy complained of chest pain afterward.

Officials said a medical problem caused a one-vehicle traffic accident west of ... [more]

Pedestrian flags aimed at safe crossing

Dec 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  They have been place at several intersections along the Rails to Trails pathway.

With a wave of a little orange flag, pedestrians now can be more ... [more]

Tribe says it is ready for talks with Riverton leaders

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have invited Riverton officials to discuss the potential effects of a federal agency's ruling regarding the boundaries of the ... [more]

State ready to fight reservation border decision by EPA

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State lawmakers say they plan to take a "strong, proactive position" against a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency impacting the boundaries ... [more]

Digest

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in head-on collision
WHEATLAND -- A tractor trailer hauling a tank full of ethanol collided head on with a pickup truck in Platte County, ... [more]

Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.
The Nebraska State Patrol ... [more]

State gets good marks for tobacco education

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A report by a coalition of public health organizations ranks Wyoming fourth in the nation in funding programs to help prevent children from smoking ... [more]

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Dec 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ... [more]

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

Dec 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ... [more]

City hires new public defender, considers water request and dementia facility proposal

Dec 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into several new agreements in action taken this month.
The council first voted to approve a contract with the Lori Gorseth ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

Dec 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]

Today

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ... [more]

Guard cites progress in contamination cleanup

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Well samples show lower concentrations of potentially dangerous chemicals than were detected last year.

CHEYENNE -- A project to clean up groundwater ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire burns for hours at refinery
SINCLAIR -- A fire burned for more than six hours at the Sinclair Oil refinery in south-central Wyoming.
Officials ... [more]

Utility to move forward on big-money job at Bridger plant

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Power Co. has the green light to spend tens of millions to clean up emissions at its Wyoming coal-fired power plant, and regulators want ... [more]

Acting UW president gets 'interim' label

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees appointed Dick McGinity as the university's interim president on Friday, expressing confidence that the university ... [more]

The way it was: Pearl Harbor Day -- 1995

Dec 9, 2013 - Staff:  As the 50th anniversary year of World War II's end neared its close, Fremont County veterans were treated to a countywide slate 18 years ago this weekend at ... [more]